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Live Cams: Relative Calm in a Stormy Market

Live Cams: Relative Calm in a Stormy Market
Since first bursting onto the scene in the late 1990s, adult live cam services have evolved from something of a novelty sideshow tucked into the members area of subscription sites to massive revenue generators that have weathered the storm of piracy, global economic slowdown and shaken consumer conf... More »

Q&A With Oystein Wright, CEO of Mansion Productions

Q&A With Oystein Wright, CEO of Mansion Productions
You have to give credit to Oystein Wright, the CEO of Mansion Productions, for the growth and success of the online adult entertainment business — without his vision, the business might not have been the same. Mansion came on to the scene at the right time 13 years ago, during the ascending h... More »

Born to Perform: Manuel Ferrara Discusses Career Under the Lights

Born to Perform: Manuel Ferrara Discusses Career Under the Lights
It would be difficult to find a more humble adult film performer than Manuel Ferrara, which makes the veteran French stud all the more likable. Ferrara likes to let his work speak for itself. And during the past 16 years, the former physical education student from Gagny, France, has built a body of... More »

Legal Dimensions

Legal Dimensions
I suspect that any lawyer who serves image producers in the adult Internet long enough will acquire some experience dealing with models and performers (and their lawyers, and sometimes their relatives who claim to be brandishing baseball bats!) demanding a take-down of images — for which they ... More »

System Update: Today’s To-Do List for a Changing Market

System Update: Today’s To-Do List for a Changing Market
Have a list. Check it twice. No, this isn’t a discussion about holiday songs or traditions. Rather, it is an examination about the importance of keeping up with the market and how the addition (or absence) of some commonly used e-commerce features can impact everything from consumer trust and ... More »

Paysite Power: Porn Packaging

Paysite Power: Porn Packaging
Millions of people are online every day. Most of them have access to widely accepted payment methods and each is interested in specific things. Despite the nonsense being spewed on message boards, a lot of people don’t want to join a big all-you-can-eat generic porn site and be it free or not,... More »

Sex Toy Tech: Form Follows Function in Adult Pleasure Product Market

Sex Toy Tech: Form Follows Function in Adult Pleasure Product Market
There’s a reason that the adult novelty market has slowly been rebranded as pleasure products, and that the transition has paralleled the growth of social media and a backlash against fly-by-night technology. As shame decreases (thanks, Facebook), consumers are more free to discuss things that... More »

Online Billing: Staying Compliant

Online Billing: Staying Compliant
Things have been going along just fine, but seemingly out of nowhere, you are getting questions on your merchant processing. Technically you are compliant with the payment association rules, so why all these questions? It seems that the things you used to do are now not accepted and things that were... More »

Dev Depot: Helium Tests for Unused CSS

Dev Depot: Helium Tests for Unused CSS
Whether your website is a work in progress or fresh from the designer, it is likely to contain unused coding, which can be difficult to manually identify and track down. Helium (www.github.com/geuis/helium-css), a JavaScript based tool for discovering unused CSS across many pages on a website, runs ... More »

The Changing Front Lines of Adult Commerce

The Changing Front Lines of Adult Commerce
The adult industry has long been in the forefront of technological advances, from DVDs to membership sites, from editing software to programmable sex toys. In step with the producers, the industry’s retail segment has made use of technology to enhance sales. Especially in the essential area of... More »

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